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Glossary

These are terms that are used frequently in the holistic, natural and eco-friendly community. Special thanks to our reference-checked Professional Members for researching and providing these definitions.

Acupuncture

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Term Definition
Acupuncture

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body.  The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles (aka filaments) that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.

Many health insurance policies now cover acupuncture for the treatment of pain, nausea, and other conditions, and many acupuncturists accept insurance. This varies from state to state, and you can find out through your insurance company whether your police includes acupuncture benefits. Additionally, you can verify the license status of any acupuncturist online, by searching " (the name of your state) acupuncture board".

NCCAM.NIH.gov/health/acupuncture

Acupuncture For Pain

Find a local acupuncturist by clicking here to search our HCC Member Directory.

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